scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: BSA in the News
Bob Riley (bob@PCSBYBOB.COM
Tue Aug 29 2000 - 21:06:38 CDT
Hello fellow Scouters,
Bill Nelson said :
<<What should we do? Sit back and take it?>>
Geeze Louise, is this what this issue has done to us?
What do you want us to do Bill? Wait for her (the article
author) after school and gang up on her to "teach her a lesson"?
I thought as "Scouters" we were suppossed to show a more
tolerant attitude to those who dissagree with our (or at least
When I read that article two sayings came to mind. The first
"Actions have consequences".
That article and the actions it describes are the consequences
of BSA's policy. It does not matter whether we agree with the
policy or the court decision. The fact of the matter is more
articles (pro and con), more protests and more retaliations
will continue. That is the way we, in this free country, are
allowed to deal with laws and decisions that we don't agree with.
The second saying that came to mind was,
"Live by the sword, die by the sword".
BSA won their court battle by defending its rights as a
"private" organization. As you can see the next battle will
be, "Does the rights of a private organization overrule the
rights of the public?"
I think we can all agree that this battle is far from being
over. How's about we keep this "discussion" off of this list? We
will solve nothing here. We all know where each of us stands,
at least those of us with the biggest mouths. ;O) Must we
have to deal with this ugly thing everytime an article is
written on it?
If we can't take the high road on this, what does that say of
what we profess to be?
Not that I want to have the last word here ;o)
buuuuuuuuuuut, it would make my day if I didn't see anymore
posts on this. My delete key is starting to hit back! <;o)
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